ReDSS Somalia bi-monthly update: July 2021
Dear colleagues,
Greetings from
ReDSS Somalia Country Unit.  
This update covers the period between May and June 2021. It includes updates of the recently launched Displacement Financing Study, durable solutions induction and mainstreaming training sessions and the durable solutions stock-taking event. Additional resources from GP2.0, UNHCR and IOM are also included.

For those joining this ReDSS mailing list for the first time, you can read previous issues in our archive below.
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Research and analysis

Displacement financing case study

The Somali Case Study on ‘Re-thinking the displacement financing architecture in the Horn of Africa’ was published on 20th June.

The findings provide critical evidence on future investments in durable solutions in Somalia. ReDSS plans to disseminate these findings to key decision-makers to enhance uptake through a learning event on 25th August.

For more information, please get in touch with Abdullahi Hassan through

Aspirations Survey Phase II
Preliminary findings of the Aspirations survey Phase II are currently under review by ReDSS and partners will be invited to discuss them and the analysis in the coming weeks. The second phase of the aspirations survey seeks to build and compare the findings of the first annual aspirations survey, the World Bank microdata analysis and the baseline results of the Danwadaag Local (re)integration Assessment (LORA). 

For more information, please contact Abdullahi Hassan

Capacity development
Durable solutions induction and mainstreaming training sessions
ReDSS conducted durable solutions induction and mainstreaming training sessions on the 10th and 30th of June that 52 participants attended.

Participants left the training more informed on durable solutions definition, IASC/ReDSS durable solutions framework and adaptations, and how to address displacement-related vulnerabilities through non-solutions programming. Click here to access the presentation of the induction and here to access the mainstreaming presentation. Another induction session is planned for September.

Click here to view the ReDSS learning calendar or contact Andrew Maina, our Solutions Coordinator, through for more information.

Somalia Training of Trainers (ToT) course on durable solutions
Following the ToTs training for Somali authorities on Durable Solutions, ReDSS, with the support of the NCRI, plans to roll out the training at FGS/FMS level.  A final 2-hour session on how best to plan and conduct DS training for their colleagues in the different institutions is scheduled.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with Andrew Maina, our Solutions Coordinator, via for more information.


Durable solutions stock-taking event
The durable solutions stock-taking event organised by ReDSS and the Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) was held on 2nd June. It was attended by 55 participants representing the various durable solutions stakeholders in Somalia.  

A key outcome was a consensus to focus on reducing displacement affected vulnerabilities toward achieving durable solutions. An outcome report will be shared with partners in July and a validation meeting held after that.

For more information, please get in touch with Abdullahi Hassan, our Solutions Manager, through

Upcoming meetings
  • ReDSS Quarterly Meeting for Somalia on Tuesday, 27th July 2021 (1:30-3:30 PM)- for more information, contact Abdullahi Hassan (
  • UN/NGO Durable Solutions Working Group Meeting, on the 13th July 2021 (1:30-3:30 PM)- for more information, contact Abdullahi Hassan (
  • Displacement financing learning event on 25th August 2021. For more information, get in touch with Abdullahi Hassan on
Recent publications and useful resources
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